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Today, September 15, marks the beginning of National Hispanic American Heritage month. As part of the celebration, we want to highlight the works of Latinx authors and illustrators of picture… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latinx Authors and Illustrators

By written by Monica C.    September 15, 2020   

This year going back to school looks very different than ever before. No school buses, no first day back at school, no new classrooms, no field trips, etc. At least, not yet. It will take some… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Books and Reading

By written by Monica C.    September 10, 2020   

Our recommendations for this month include kids' end of summer and back to school books, plus fictional and true stories about the struggle to belong and simply survive.   Young Children… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Paul A.    September 1, 2020   

Beginning readers are books aimed at those who are just learning to read. They have easy to read text accompanied by illustrations that reinforce reading comprehension. These books are meant to… continue reading Books for Emerging Readers | Snail and Worm by Tina Kügler

By written by Monica C.    August 27, 2020   

Have you ever gone bird watching? It’s amazing what you discover when you’re paying attention.  Birds living right in your backyard, on your street, in the… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Let’s Learn About Birds

By written by Monica C.    August 20, 2020   

In these times of social distancing and no indoor activities, what better way to spend time than venturing outside and going for a hike in the great outdoors? You don’t have to go… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Go Hiking

By written by Monica C.    August 13, 2020   

Some memoirs, some made up, some a mixture of both, but all delightful summer reading—these graphic novels are bold, fearless, and bound to reach readers. This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews… continue reading Graphic Novels All Summer

By written by Jeff B.    August 12, 2020   

Do rainy days get you down? For some people, rain seems to spoil the day. I used to think of rainy days as gloomy and gray, but these books have changed my mind.   Rain written by Linda… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Rain

By written by Monica C.    August 6, 2020   

Ready for some new reads to escape this long, hot summer? Read on for fun and inspiring books to help get you through the dog days of August. Young Children (Up to 2nd Grade) LIFT by Minh Lê… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

By written by Paul A.    July 31, 2020   

It’s always time to celebrate friends, but did you know National Friendship Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of August? Friends make everything better, don't they? New and old… continue reading Happy National Friendship Day!

By written by Monica C.    July 30, 2020   

Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? The books below will give you a good idea – and they are so much fun to read! Beehive by Jorey Hurley   ebook available via Overdrive… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Talk About Bees!

By written by Monica C.    July 21, 2020    1

Do you have a favorite season? I do – mine is summer. What’s not to like, I say? Long days, open windows, warm weather, shorts and sandals, water and bathing suits, reading on… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | It's Summertime!

By written by Monica C.    July 16, 2020   

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. This time we are… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | The Old Truck

By written by Monica C.    July 9, 2020   

Although many people associate the term "folk music" with white musicians like Pete Seeger , there is a long tradition in the United States of Black folk musicians. In fact, without the… continue reading Discover Black Folk Musicians

By written by Natalie H.    July 8, 2020    2

In this time of self-reflection and evaluation of our own and our society's biases and attitudes around race, our suggestions include new titles in which race is a central theme, as well as a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

By written by Paul A.    July 3, 2020    2

Some authors / illustrators have a special talent for creating stories perfect for storytime, for audience participation, and plenty of belly laughs. Today we will talk about one of them: Jan… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Author and Illustrator Jan Thomas

By written by Monica C.    July 2, 2020   

You have a story to tell. Now more than ever, in these uncertain times, people long to be heard, they are speaking up and speaking out. Author Jason Reynolds' award-recognized and… continue reading Look Both Ways and Tell Your Story

By written by Jeff B.    July 2, 2020   

Right now, it seems like everyone is reading books about race. The New York Times  bestsellers list is currently made up almost entirely of books about race and racism, with the "big… continue reading There's More to #BlackLivesMatter Than Booklists

By written by Jamie B.    June 30, 2020    5

Families come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. These wonderful ebooks can help you celebrate the richness and diversity of families today:   Baby’s First Words written by Stella… continue reading Celebrating Families During Pride Month

By written by Monica C.    June 25, 2020   

If you recall being in middle school, or are currently in middle school, you know it is a tough time. Am I wearing the right clothes? Do I have the right friends? Do I like the right stuff? Middle… continue reading Middle-Grade Pride Book Recommendations!

By written by Mary W.    June 23, 2020   

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